Sacramento has a beautiful location on the confluence of both the Sacramento and American Rivers. While I love the natural beauty of the river parkways, I also am fascinated by the contrast of the strong and striking architecture of the many bridges and overpasses that span the rivers. There's something about the juxtaposition of the man-made metal structures of various historic styles to the water and land around them, especially at dawn and dusk. Of particular note is the golden yellow Tower Bridge, which, when it opened in 1935, was one of the few vertical-lift bridges west of the Mississippi River and said to be the first of its kind on the California highway system. I whimsically call this collection "The Bridges of Sacramento County."